Can stream2ip serve content over DLNA to a home theater receiver?

Asked by Zapps

Would like to know if it's possible to serve content from my laptop running stream2ip to a DLNA home theater receiver, using Rhythmbox? I have followed the manual and have set up ushare. UPNP device is listed as my local music directory in stream2ip. What have I missed?

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Takkat (takkat-nebuk) said :

Thank you for asking.

Unfortunately at present we do not have an option to stream live content from a media player to a DLNA device. Both uShare, and miniDLNA offer file access via DLNA only. Your media directories will then be accessible from an external DLNA capable device (e.g. another box with a DLNA client, a smart TV, or BubbleUPnP on Android).

We had been working on a solution based on Rygel which claims to be able to stream a Pulse Audio sink live to an external device but at present this seems to be broken upstream.

Until these issues with DLNA live streams are solved we can only offer live streams using the RTP protocol (usually not supported from home theater devices), or from an Icecast Internet Radio stream. The latter needs an option to enter a custom IP address on the receiver. Unfortunately this can not be done in all devices. Depending on the external services provided they may not offer this feature (e.g. vTuner, TuneIn) or just work fine (e.g. Reciva).

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Zapps (jzappacosta) said :

Thanks for the quick response.

I've found bug # 1005338 and see that the pulseaudio plugins don't connect to the receiver (mine is similar to the one in the bug). I've also read about an AirTunes v2 using a raop2 pulseaudio plugin that apparently isn't ready for prime time.

At one point I was able to "see" my receiver using pulseaudio but could not stream to it.

I will follow this project and look forward to your progress.

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Takkat (takkat-nebuk) said :

From version 1.0.9 we support pulseaudio-dlna to be able to stream live audio to a DLNA compliant device.